For a cold heart of steel
technotrans SE is attending EMO Hannover 2019 to showcase energy-efficient cooling and filtration systems specially designed for machine tools. Among them is the latest iteration of the omega.eco process chiller, which features a smart control system for its key components.
As an industry expert in cooling, temperature control, measuring and dosing technology, and filtration, the technotrans Group produces, distributes and modernizes applications in liquid technology. Under the catchy slogan of "cooling for tooling", the group is attending EMO Hannover 2019 to showcase an array of innovations - particularly its energy-efficient cooling and filtration systems designed specifically for machine tools. The technotrans stand has a great deal in store for trade fair visitors, including a compact cooling lubricant filtration unit from its well-established toolsmart series, standardized cooling solutions and custom equipment that can be integrated into a complete system. However, at the very heart of the group's stand is the new generation of the omega.eco process chiller with speed-controlled primary components.
This newly enhanced unit features compressor speed control, along with a cooling air fan and coolant pump. Thanks to its highly sophisticated and precise control technology, the omega.eco can adapt its cooling output to suit the relevant operating load and varying ambient conditions. The ultimate aim is to boost plant efficiency, thereby opening up great potential for energy savings. This technology reportedly enhances the precision and dynamics of the temperature control system at the very same time, thus ensuring reliable thermal management during operation. "By exhibiting our product portfolio at the fair, we’re presenting our credentials as a supplier of machine tool production systems. From cooling and filtration to cooling filtration as a hybrid system - we can cover pretty much the entire fluidics of a machine with our expertise," explains Ingo Gdanitz, business development manager at technotrans.
technotrans SE (48336 Sassenberg, Germany), Hall 6, Stand J02
Contact: Sandra Kraft
Tel.: +49 2583 301-1000
Shredding the competition
Besides showcasing the M400 and M600 single-shaft shredders as compact solutions for "everyday swarf", Erdwich is also set to wow visitors at EMO Hannover 2019 with its M350 two-shaft shredder - designed to deliver pure, unadulterated power.
The M350 two-shaft shredder is said to be the perfect solution whenever a single-shaft shredder is not powerful enough to break down larger quantities of chips or even chips with large cross sections. According to Erdwich, a single-shaft shredder often isn’t powerful enough to achieve the desired result - especially when it comes to chips with special geometries. Instead, it recommends two-shaft machines, which are reportedly far better equipped to handle continuous, large-volume throughput rates - sometimes shredding as much as 4,000 kg of material per hour.
Shredding is a relatively straightforward process: The material in question first gets caught in the hooks of the blades. It is then pulled mercilessly into the system and shredded between the blades of the two counter-rotating shafts. Whether it's special waste, WEEE, metal shavings, electronic waste or bulky waste - even the most durable materials don't stand a chance against such a powerful pair of shafts, no matter the volume. In fact, as Erdwich points out, even materials that are fibrous, moist, heat-sensitive, elastic or very tough can be shredded with ease. What's more, these slow-running two-shaft shredders have been designed to keep both noise and dust to a minimum. Some of the stand-out technical features of these machines include a robust rotary shear cutting system, individually replaceable blade discs, various blade widths and shapes, bulkhead seals to protect the shaft bearing, mechanical or hydraulic drive concepts and a PLC unit with automated reverse and power down.
ERDWICH Zerkleinerungs-Systeme GmbH (86859 Igling, Germany), Hall 7, Stand D43
Contact: Franziska Rauschenberger
Tel.: +49 8191 9652-36
This company has truly cracked the automobile industry!
KRAUSE+MAUSER is bringing a number of its latest innovations for the automotive industry to EMO Hannover 2019. Among the exhibits is a production cell it is implementing for the end-to-end machining of electric motor housings at a major German automaker.
According to KRAUSE+MAUSER, around half of Europe's automobiles currently contain parts machined with solutions from its portfolio. The long-established machine tool manufacturer is known as a specialist in the high-precision machining of parts for traditional combustion engine drivetrains. However, the company now aims to show visitors to EMO Hannover 2019 that it's more than ready to take on the new challenges e-mobility has in store.
Among the high-end technologies on show in Hannover is the new K+M 3D piezo drill head. This highly dynamic CNC precision drill head with a piezo drive is designed to enable users to perform defined, non-circular drilling in the micrometer range, such as oval and 3D free-form drilling. One of the benefits of this solution is that it can even compensate for systematic errors in form caused by cutting and clamping forces. Another innovation being unveiled is the new K+M laser machining head, which the company claims can be used to produce a defined notch that serves as a predetermined breaking point for subsequent fracture splitting. Notches can reportedly be lasered into almost any material using this technology and can also be adapted in terms of their shape and depth to suit particular requirements. On top of that, the company is showcasing its laser structuring processes, which produce defined surface properties for use as adhesive and lubrication structures, in the form of lines, dots and rings, for example. To round it all off, KRAUSE + MAUSER is also keen to tell visitors all about its innovative solutions for machining connecting rods. The fracture splitting/cracking method produces a micro-structured fracture surface that creates a form-fitting connection during joining. This method can be used on everything from steels to cast and sintered materials - not to mention even fracture-resistant materials, when coupled with suitable cooling technology and pulse cleaning for the fracture surfaces. According to the exhibitor, cracked workpieces are automatically joined and bolted together in a controlled manner - even the process of pressing the bushings into place in the correct orientation is monitored by machine. While the bushings that are pressed into place are calibrated in multiple stages, thin-walled bushings are rolled into place radially.
Krause & Mauser Holding GmbH (78727 Oberndorf am Neckar, Germany), Hall 12, Stand C96
Tel.: +49 7423 922-0
A solution that doesn’t have its head in the clouds
FANUC is now rolling out its IIoT platform, FIELD system, across Europe - just in time for EMO Hannover 2019. This state-of-the-art program boasts a number of special features that set it apart from the competition.
It's been a long time coming, but the Japanese automation specialist FANUC is now kicking off the full-scale European launch of its IIoT platform - FIELD system. The name stands for "FANUC Intelligent Edge Link and Drive", while IIoT - or the Industrial Internet of Things - refers to the networking of devices so they can interact with each other and share data. One of the stand-out features of the FIELD system is that it is an open platform, meaning it is designed to link together production machines from different manufacturers and generations in a single factory, thus enabling comprehensive data analysis to be conducted along the entire process chain and propelling users ever closer to the coveted smart factory.
However, the FIELD system - which is already excelling in its native Japan - has yet another key feature that sets it apart from other IIoT solutions. It collects and analyzes machine data directly on site (edge heavy), without first transferring it to the cloud. The ability to immediately process data in the factory speeds up the production process, giving it a noticeable efficiency boost. When it comes to storage, the FIELD system is the only IIoT platform that lets users choose between keeping the data in the factory or uploading it to an external cloud and storing it there. "The FIELD system mainly runs locally. It enables users to respond quickly to changes in the ongoing production process without having to connect to a cloud," says Shinichi Tanzawa, President & CEO of FANUC Europe. However, if users want to store data for future evaluation or perform data analysis across multiple production sites, the program also has a cloud solution designed for that very purpose. What's more, customers can download FIELD system apps from the FANUC app store via the cloud.
FANUC Deutschland GmbH (73765 Neuhausen a.d.F., Germany), Hall 9, Stand A50
Contact: Nils Teerstegen
Tel.: +49 715 812 822 504
Claiming to offer the world's most versatile FFF printers in its portfolio, Multec is as confident as ever in the run-up to EMO Hannover 2019, where it is unveiling the unique extruders in its Move range. With the help of these innovative new solutions, it aims to open up a whole new dimension in 3D FFF printing technology.
The patented four-nozzle print head 4Move is the cornerstone and hallmark of the Multec machinery portfolio, with its four nozzles making for extremely versatile machines, capable of combining up to four different materials - everything from elastic and high-strength media to low-friction and electrically conductive substances, to name just a few. Its integrated drip-stop system is designed to ensure a clean separation between the various materials. According to Multec, this enables users to perform multi-nozzle printing tasks without any unwanted dripping or oozing, as only the active nozzle moves into the printing position, while the others are stationed behind a cover plate. The aim is to prevent melted materials from leaking out of the inactive nozzles and onto the print object, causing flaws in the printed design.
Besides accommodating a wide range of material combinations, the Move print head also supports a variety of nozzle sizes to ensure printing times are kept to a minimum while maintaining consistently excellent surface quality. This reportedly makes it possible to print deep-drawing dies out of Multec PLA HT in next to no time. In the words of Multec, PLA HT boasts much greater temperature resistance and impact strength than standard PLA, making it ideal for all kinds of components and dies. Moreover, the integrated thermal management system eliminates the need to perform cleaning operations, which can help save additional time and materials.
Keeping a clean separation between materials is also essential when FFF-printing metals, which is why a soluble support material is required when producing complex geometries with these materials. This is another area in which Multec aims to excel with its pioneering technologies. When printing metal, the metal filament (approximately 80 percent metal powder in a binding polymer) is processed in the 3D printer like a normal plastic filament. This results in a preform that can be handled in a similar way to a MIM or PIM preform. The component is then ultimately debound and sintered at high temperatures, at which point it shrinks by up to 20 percent.
Multec GmbH (88636 Illmensee, Germany), Hall 9, Stand F32
Contact: Martin Groganz
Tel.: + 49 7558 949 999-0
Bringing inefficiency to a grinding halt
Fritz STUDER AG is attending EMO Hannover 2019 to unveil an exciting new addition to its portfolio - the S33 CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine.
Fritz STUDER AG sees itself as synonymous with hardware, software, system integration and service, delivering premium Swiss quality every step of the way. It is also determined to help its customers meet the same exacting standards by offering custom end-to-end grinding solutions and imparting all the expertise and know-how it has garnered on the grinding process. To ensure the art of grinding and the name STUDER continue to go hand in hand in people's minds, the company is now upping the ante and unveiling its new S33 CNC universal cylindrical grinding machine at EMO Hannover 2019.
Available with distances between centers of 400, 650, 1,000 and 1,600 mm and a center height of 175 mm, the STUDER S33 can be used to grind small, medium-sized and large workpieces, weighing anything up to 150 kg, for custom, small-scale and mass production. It even makes light work of complex workpieces - fully grinding them in a single clamping process. Not only that, but if operators need to switch from grinding between centers to live spindle grinding, the machine can be retooled in record time. The STUDER S33 rests on top of a machine base made of solid Granitan S103 - a mineral casting whose outstanding thermal properties provide a high level of dimensional accuracy, while also ensuring temporary temperature fluctuations are largely balanced out. STUDER has completely overhauled the base’s geometry and added an innovative temperature control system, which is also designed to keep production running quickly and reliably. What's more, the longitudinal slide on the base features a double T-slot for attaching the dressing unit, which makes setting up and resetting the machine much easier.
Fritz STUDER AG (3602 Thun, Switzerland), Hall 11, Stand B24
Contact: Mischa Keller
Tel.: +41 33 439 15 90
When it comes to extending service life, this company knows the drill!
SANDVIK COROMANT, the world market leader for tools and machining solutions, is attending EMO Hannover 2019 to debut the very first indexable insert drill for drilling depths of 7×D – the CoroDrill DS20. This brand-new solution promises to ensure longer tool life for 4-7×D applications in particular.
As an indexable insert drill for drilling depths of 7×D, the CoroDrill DS20 without a centering tip is the first of its kind capable of achieving such depths. The drill, which includes completely new designs both for its base body and indexable inserts, reportedly provides reliable, predictable chip control and outstanding penetration rates in all 4-7×D applications.
As the worthy successor to the existing CoroDrill 880 and 881, the indexable 4-5×D CoroDrill DS20 can – according to SANDVIK COROMANT - offer up to 25 percent better tool life and boost productivity by up to 10 percent, depending on the workpiece material. The 6-7×D variants are set to open up a whole new level of performance in the indexable insert drill segment. Alongside these new arrivals on show at EMO Hannover 2019, the company is also exhibiting its new modular drilling interface (MDI) that serves as a coupling between drill and adapter. The MDI adapter is available with the spindle-side Coromant Capto and HSK shank types and is designed to provide high precision and outstanding centering capabilities, thus reducing the number of tools required.
"Controlled cutting forces, reliable chip removal and excellent centering capabilities are some of the most important factors when drilling holes deeper than 5×D," explains Håkan Carlberg, senior R&D engineer for indexable drilling at SANDVIK COROMANT. "Switching from a 5×D to a 7×D drill triples the theoretical complexity due to increased bending tendencies. When designing a 7×D CoroDrill DS20, there are around 50 parameters that require very close attention - all of which are interlinked. This improves process reliability by reducing forces and facilitating cutting, particularly upon entry. As a result, users benefit from lower costs per drill hole, the option to drill deeper and reduced noise levels."
The CoroDrill DS20 indexable insert drills are available with a diameter of 15 to 65 millimeters and a selection of shank types, indexable insert sizes, types and geometries for all material types and applications - even those found in the general mechanical engineering, automotive, oil and gas, pump and valve, and aerospace industries.
SANDVIK COROMANT AB (811 81 Sandviken, Sweden), Hall 5, Stand B06
Contact: Dr. Niklas Kramer
Tel.: +49 211 5027-296
Clamping down on sub-par performance
SCM, a specialist in tooling systems, is at EMO Hannover 2019 to showcase a complete range of clamping chucks for a variety of applications, including the innovative AIR ONE featuring an anti-pull-out system.
Based in Northern Italy, SCM was founded in 1972 by brothers Angelo and Eugenio Masoero, who patented their design for a quick-change tapping chuck with an integrated safety friction clutch. This innovation marked a considerable technical advance for the machine tools of the time. In the years that followed, the company and its product portfolio grew, always ensuring its in-house technology remained on par with - and often even surpassed - the latest machine tools. Certified to ISO 9001 since 2000, the company is now attending EMO Hannover 2019 to exhibit a whole range of tool holders, including a number for specialized applications. It also has yet another truly innovative product up its sleeve - the new AIR ONE clamping chuck.
The latest generation of tools can deliver outstanding results for roughing and finishing tasks. That said, problems can still occur - especially during roughing operations - when it comes to pulling out the tool. To remedy this, SCM has now developed the AIR ONE, designed to make this process more secure with the help of an anti-pull-out system that is compatible with standard Weldon tools. Of course, on top of all that, the high-performance clamping chuck is also said to promise exceptional finishing results thanks to its outstanding concentricity and balance.
SCM S.r.l. (15020 Murisengo, Italy), Hall 3, Stand B02
Contact: Federica Mola
Tel.: +39 0141 993693
No longer lost in translation
Murata Machinery and Silex Technology have partnered up and are bringing the new umati-compatible OPC UA protocol converter FBR 100AN to EMO Hannover 2019.
Silex Technology, one of the world's leading providers of network solutions, is attending EMO Hannover 2019 to showcase the FBR 100AN, a compact device that can both translate machine protocols and transmit them wirelessly to monitoring stations. This makes it a dual-band wireless bridge for CNC machines that enables machine tool manufacturers and operators to collect their operating data and transfer it to the host system via a LAN or WiFi connection, which can reportedly improve workflows and reduce maintenance costs.
The device also serves as a protocol converter to translate the various machine languages into the OPC UA umati-standard format and transfer them to the monitoring host - via either a wireless or wired connection. Silex is attending EMO Hannover to demonstrate all the benefits the FBR 100AN has to offer, dividing its presence between two stands - first with the electronics and machine specialists at FANUC in Hall 9, and then again with the mechanical engineers from Murata Machinery in Hall 17. Both companies are dedicating a lot of effort to showcasing the solution's interoperability, with more than 100 devices from a number of machine tool and control system manufacturers and various application providers being integrated into the network.
Murata Machinery, Ltd. (Inuyama City, Aichi-Pref. 484-8502, Japan), Hall 17, Stand A04
Contact: Christoph Grüten
Tel.: +49 2154 889671-0
The key to good quality
KEYENCE offers a whole range of systems for quality assurance and control that can be combined with a variety of applications to suit specific requirements - some of which are now making their debut at EMO Hannover 2019.
Founded in Osaka by Takemitsu Takizaki in 1974, KEYENCE is now one of the most renowned manufacturers of sensors, measuring systems, laser marking systems, 3D printers, microscopes and image processing systems, occupying a leading position among the world's plant automation specialists. This key player is now attending EMO Hannover 2019 to showcase, first and foremost, its latest quality assurance systems - including its XM 3D coordinate measurement system.
This special device can be used to measure components that need to be inspected three-dimensionally, making it ideal for calculating dimensional and positional tolerances, performing quick 3D measurements in production and producing illustrated inspection reports. The XM series features an intuitive user interface and can be used flexibly both in the measuring room and in production. The easy-to-follow user guidance makes it possible for even non-specialist staff to carry out 3D measurements quickly and easily - and the system's handheld probe makes light work of even complex measuring tasks. Not only does the integrated compact camera provide a clear overview of the task at hand, the guidance screen blends reality with the virtual world into augmented reality, pairing actual movements with a computerized photo of the object. Finally, thanks to the device's wide field of vision, users can set measuring points, no matter the angle of the probe, and even measure larger components with the XM.
KEYENCE Deutschland GmbH (63263 Neu-Isenburg, Germany), Hall 6, Stand E08
Contact: Martina Schuster
Tel.: +49 6102 3689-277
Short and sweet
SCHNEEBERGER has chosen EMO Hannover 2019 to showcase the latest additions to its portfolio of MONORAIL BM profiled guideways. These new models are exceptionally short and low versions that open up a much wider range of applications.
The Swiss-based SCHNEEBERGER Group supplies leading OEMs in various sectors worldwide with products that notably include linear guideways, profiled guideways, measuring systems, gear racks, slides, positioning systems and mineral casting. Mineral casting in particular is in demand wherever motions need to be both dynamic and very precise, as the material is ideal for base and supporting structures.
Yet these are just the starting point for the smooth, vibration-free and frictionless linear travel that is essential in today’'s complex world of mechanical engineering. This applies just as much to applications in measuring and semiconductor technology, the biotech sector and medical technology as it does to the machine tool industry, laser processing and many other industrial sectors. SCHNEEBERGER has long been providing the optimum basis for this with its high-quality MONORAIL guideways. In the run-up to EMO Hannover 2019, the company has now greatly expanded its product range with extremely robust and cost-effective MONORAIL BM profiled guideways. The range of ball-bearing BM carriages, with their new, exceptionally low and short versions, now offers almost double the number of options, thus opening up numerous new areas of application.
Schneeberger GmbH (75339 Höfen an der Enz, Germany), Hall 7, Stand 58
Contact: Rosalia Haller
Tel.: +41 62 9184-302
Back to the roots
Lathe pioneer SEIGER is among the few to resist the hype surrounding the smart factory, instead using EMO Hannover 2019 to present a conventional lathe that cuts out digital support almost entirely.
Lathes from Willi SEIGER GmbH have a long and successful history. The company's expertise dates back to 1891, when Flesch & Stein was founded in Frankfurt am Main. This eventually led to the formation in 1984 of Willi SEIGER GmbH, which has grown continuously ever since, thanks to the development of new model series. In unveiling the SLZ 420K lathe at EMO Hannover 2019, the company claims to be entering a new dimension in conventional lathes.
According to SEIGER, what makes the new conventional SLZ 420K lathe so innovative is its simplicity - tried-and-tested mechanics, minimal electronics, no intelligent controls at all and merely a digital display. The emphasis is on manual handling, with only very limited digital assistance that simply helps provide an overview and perform minimal functions. And yet the SLZ 400K is designed to do everything that is expected of a conventional lathe, which is why it seems perfect for experienced specialists and trainees alike. It can be used for making individual components, repairing parts and - in the training sector - demonstrating course content relating to the production process.
Willi SEIGER GmbH (59557 Lippstadt, Germany), Hall 17, Stand C53
Contact: Willi Seiger
Tel.: +49 2941 2856-0
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